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IMTS 2014

We recently had the pleasure of attending and exhibiting at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2014). This year’s show was immensely popular, with a record breaking number of attendees. We’re extremely fortunate to have been able to attend this year’s show and network with other companies, clients, and prospects.

As a small family owned manufacturing company in the United States, we’re typified with less resources and smaller budgets than many of our larger competitors and partners in the Machine Tool Industry. However, this past year was a break out year for Von Ruden and our Live Tooling product lines.

At IMTS we were able to present a new trade show booth to go along with our 1,000 square foot booth location in the front-left section of the Tooling & Workholding West Hall. It took quite a few meetings to convince our accounting department to move forward with this purchase. However, in the end it was one of the best decisions we ever made. This purchase provided a fresh new look to represent Von Ruden and to demonstrate the support we have for and from our Tool Holder Partners.

Demonstrations and presentations of all the standard Von Ruden products which customers have come to expect were held at the show. Additionally, the market launch of our new High Speed and also High Torque Live Tools in support of our DMSQP certification from DMG MORI got rave reviews; taking what we believe to be industry leading performance to never before seen levels. We strive to be industry leading, and these new designs packaged with our standard product offerings, will allow customers to reach full machine tool utilization for years to come.

We also showcased many new innovations and partnerships, such as our third year partnership with Mario Pinto (MPT) for their line of Italian designed and manufactured live and static tools for the North American market. Their wide range of products such as Slotting Tools, Adjustable Angle Tools, and the full line of Doosan products to support our OEM Price List Option program with Doosan for the North American market were showcased. The release of our new 272-page catalog, with all standard designed live and static tool options was also presented.

In the center of the booth, demonstrations and presentations for our Tool Holder Partners received high praise and remarks from our visitors. Some of the new innovations presented were:

  • ER Re-Cool system technology adapted to fit Von Ruden and Mario Pinto products with Rego-Fix
  • Tendo-Turn tool holding technology integrated into Von Ruden products with Schunk
  • KM Quick Change tool holding technology integrated into Von Ruden  products with Kennametal
  • Varia Adapter tool holding technology integrated into Von Ruden products with EWS Tool Technologies/Command Tooling Systems
  • Various specialty static holders utilizing both Kennametal and Sandvik technologies and products

In the coming months we will provide even more support and assistance to our customers. Look out for new catalogs of the Made in USA line of Von Ruden Driven Tools. Make sure to download our VRMinc app from the Google Play and Apple iTunes store and you will automatically receive these and all future product updates and offerings, along with notices of special pricing and event news. We will also be adding a new section to the Von Ruden website this winter, with on-line model referencing and 2D and 3D print models for download.

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